shoulder

Are brachial plexus injuries serious?

The not-so-satisfying short answer: It depends. Like any other orthopedic injury, the seriousness of a brachial plexus injury depends on its cause, severity and treatment options.  What is the brachial plexus? The brachial plexus is a network of five intertwined nerves that stretch from the neck, through the upper chest and into the armpit. This bundle of […]

Summer Shoulder Injuries: Swimmer’s Shoulder vs Shoulder Labral Tears

While 23% to 38% of competitive swimmers experience some form of shoulder injury every year, you don’t have to be a competitive swimmer to suffer from common shoulder overuse injuries.  In fact, baseball, softball and volleyball players, as well as anyone who performs repetitive movements with their shoulders (think painters, landscapers or movers), are at risk for […]

Experiencing shoulder blade pain? It might be scapular dyskinesis.

Shoulder pain is a common complaint in active and non-active people, alike. Musculoskeletal issues, such as overuse, strains, rotator cuff issues, poor exercise form and even sleeping awkwardly, can all cause pain in and around the shoulder blades. While arthritis, heart and lung conditions, shingles, gallstones and even liver disease can manifest as shoulder blade […]

What is sports medicine? - Heiden Orthopedics

Whether you’re an athlete, a weekend warrior or simply lead an active lifestyle, you will almost certainly suffer from an orthopedic injury at one point or another. A study in the Journal of Athletic Training found that while male athletes had a higher rate of acute injuries, female athletes see a higher rate of overuse […]

The 4 Most Common Shoulder Injuries from Skiing & Snowboarding

The number of skiing and snowboarding injuries has fallen approximately 50 percent since the mid-1970s and there are now an estimated two injuries per 1,000 skier visits. While there is no doubt that improvements in technology — in both gear and mountain operations — has helped bring the ski injury statistic down, researchers at Johns […]

What is frozen shoulder, what causes it and how is frozen shoulder treated?

Aptly named, a frozen shoulder feels as if your shoulder is nearly frozen in place, unable to move or perform as it should. Also called adhesive capsulitis, frozen shoulder is a painful condition that causes inflammation and stiffness that increases over time. If you believe you have a frozen shoulder, it’s important to see an […]

The Most Common Mountain Biking Injuries: Stats and Types of Injuries

After the snow has melted and the trails have dried, throngs of mountain biking enthusiasts flock to their local mountains to tackle tough climbs and race downhill with abandon. No matter whether you’re a newbie, a weekend warrior or adrenaline junky on the hill every day, you can expect to suffer from a mountain biking […]

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